UPDATE 9 : Kobe Bryant, daughter among 5 dead in helicopter crash

UPDATE 9: 4:37 p.m. EST: NBC News confirms five deaths.

UPDATE 8: 4:10 p.m. EST: ESPN reporting that four people are dead.

UPDATE 7: 3:55 p.m. EST: TMZ confirms that one of Bryant’s daughters was on the helicopter.

UPDATE 6: 3:37 p.m. EST: There are two confirmed facts:

1. Helicopter crash

2. Kobe Bryant is among the dead

All of us need to wait — not plaster on social media the most OMG post we see — before we know with certain who else perished with him

UPDATE 5: 3:10 p.m. EST: First story from the Los Angeles Times

UPDATE 4: 3:00 p.m. EST: Los Angeles Times confirms Bryant’s death in the helicopter accident.

UPDATE 3: 2:55 p.m. EST: ESPN reporter confirms Bryant’s death: Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) Tweeted:
Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, a source confirms to ESPN.

UPDATE 2: 2:45 p.m.: Los Angeles Times has details of crash, though Bryant’s name is not listed.

UPDATE: 2:41 p.m. EST: Tweet from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office confirms crash

TMZ says it appears his wife was not with him at the time.

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